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Orpheum Theatre

1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #101 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Theaters
Description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
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Petaluma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have seen The Lion King, Wicked (twice), Peter Pan, Sarah MacLachlan and Paula Cole at The Orpheum. We have not had a bad seat, the acoustics are excellent and the facilities are very nice. Take BART and the theater is at the top of the stairs - parking and traffic in the area can be a hassle.

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Buhl, Idaho
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was impressed by how well kept this theatre was. It maintains its character well. Has the old smell to it which is part of its character and the old straw filled seats.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Two special needs boys glued to their seats eyes on stage THE END! Awesome show, beautiful nostalgic venue, preceded by a great meal at Market Street Grill just across the street. Made for a fantastic evening, and the uber easy BART access for commuting from the Central Valley= PERFECT. Look forward to doing that again.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I love these older theaters, and the production of the Book of Mormon as awesome! I didn't feel extremely comfortable walking around outside the theater and too and from my hotel but...I'm from a small town some I'm always a little on edge in big cities so it could have been all in my head. Really loved the atmosphere of... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Loved "The Book of Mormon", and loved this great theater. The location is not the best of locations as it's in a questionable part of town, but we cabbed in and it was not an issue. There's just not much to do in the way of walking around and taking in the sights.

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The building is spectacular in detail inside, though it could use some TLC. We sat in the mezzanine, and my knees were touching the seat in front of me (I am 6'). Unobstructed view of the stage, but you really could use binocs or opera glasses from here. TIP: Seats 1-5 in Row L had tons of leg room, they... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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290 reviews 290 reviews
137 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Sent an email asking a question about 'The Book of Mormon' show. No answer. It's not rocket science to answer an email. If you've got an email account and advertise it, and someone emails you, it's considered polite to answer it. Would have liked to see this show when we're in San Francisco but apparently they're not interested in the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

An excellent place, with amazing plays in a very poor location. We were in San Francisco only for three days and took the opportunity to get tickets to see Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. An amazing play, great 70s music. Big comfortable theater, clean, great acoustics, comfortable seats. The neighborhood is scary after dark, full of junkies and homeless and... More

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Petaluma, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I love this theater, it has not changed a bit over the years, clean, easy to maneuver, spotless. Parking is a very short walking distance next to the Holiday Inn and averages 20.00 for the length of a show. Go! See a show!

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palm beach gardens, fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Mary Poppins was playing the weekend we visited and the show was delightful - the actors all had Broadway experience and the orchestra was live. The theater is gorgeous, seating is comfortable, and acoustics are good. We made the mistake of walking from our hotel in Union Square area to the theater. It's longer than it looks on the map... More

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